Concerns over mobile app/website Oovoo
The following information has been shared with parents of Wolverley CE Secondary School.
If you or your child has any concerns please let me know and follow the guidance in the information below.
There has been national and local concerns raised with regards to child sexual exploitation and the app/website Oovoo.
OoVoo is an app like Skype that allows you to connect with anyone (in groups of up to 12 people), anytime, via video calls, video messages, phone calls, text and more. Like all of these things, there's nothing wrong with the app, just some of the people who use it.
We are aware of specific students in school having been targeted by suspicious characters exposing themselves online and requesting students to respond. If you have any concerns of this nature, please report to CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) by visiting their website: http://ceop.police.uk/.
We will inform students in school about the safety issues around using this particular app/website in class in the coming days.
For advice on the safe use of this app, please visit the following website: http://www.bewebsmart.com/app-review/do-you-oovoo-maybe-your-kids-do/.